David Sproxton

David Sproxton is the co-founder of Aardman with co-founder Peter Lord.

He has overseen the development of the company from a two-man partnership to one of the pre-eminent animation houses in the industry. Their first professional creation was the character ‘Morph’. David Sproxton spent 3 years on the Board of the UK Film Council and is on the board of Encounters Festival (Bristol’s celebration of Short film), the Bristol Old Vic Theatre and We The Curious, Bristol’s hands on science centre. David’s most recent Aardman film credits are as Executive Producer on Nick Park’s animated comedy adventure ‘Early Man’ and ‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’. In 2018 David oversaw the transition of Aardman into an Employee Owned company, stepping back from the role of MD in 2019. David is now a trustee of the Aardman Employee Ownership Trust.


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